Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course

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TheNutrition Support Fundamentals Course is a 9-part live and interactive online coursethat covers a variety of topics in nutrition support and clinicalnutrition. The course includes topics onmalnutrition, neonatal nutrition, and acid base (back  by popular demand!), making it more comprehensive than everbefore! Additionally, if you arepreparing for a certification exam, this course is a perfect complement to yourpreparation. Plus, earn 14valuable CE credits!

The 2019 course is scheduled for July 31 –September 12.  A course overview islisted below. Click on the topic titlesor scroll down on this page to view the individual session details.

2019 Course Overview

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*Please note the dates and times for each individual session as they may vary from week to week. All time zones are U.S. Eastern Time.

Date   Time   Topic  
Wednesday, July 31 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Test Taking Tips
Nutrient Deficiencies 
Malnutrition Assessment  
Thursday, August 8 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET Fluids and Electrolytes  
Wednesday, August 14 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET Critical Care
Statistics  
Tuesday, August 20 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET PN and Home PN  
Tuesday, August 27 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET EN and PN Access  
Thursday, August 29 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Acid Base  
Thursday, September 5 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET GI Disorders and Ethics  
Monday, September 9 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET
EN and Home EN
 
Thursday, September 12 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Pediatrics
NICU Nutrition Support  

What is the Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course?

 ASPEN’s Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course (NSFC) provides a comprehensive overview of nutrition support therapy. The course can be used as a tool for helping you identify personal knowledge gaps to further identify future areas of learning. Whether you are preparing for the certification examinations or seeking additional professional growth in nutrition support, recognizing these knowledge gaps allows you to use your professional development time and energy more effectively. In addition to providing a thorough review of core nutrition support topics such as nutrition assessment and nutrient deficiencies, parenteral nutrition, enteral nutrition, fluids and electrolytes, and pediatrics, the NSFC will also include specialty areas of nutrition support such as home care, critical care, gastrointestinal disorders, ethics, and statistics. Don’t miss this invaluable nutrition support-focused course! 

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Assess personal knowledge of nutrition support and identify areas requiring further study for the nutrition support specialty certification examination or other professional growth.
  2. Review core nutrition support topics including GI disorders, nutrition assessment, parenteral nutrition, and enteral nutrition.
  3. Highlight specialty areas of nutrition support such as pediatric nutrition support, home care, critical care, and fluids and electrolytes.

Course Dates, Topics, and Faculty

Please note the dates and times for each individual session, as they may vary from week to week depending on faculty availability.

 
Test Taking Tips, Nutrient Deficiencies, Malnutrition Assessment
Wednesday, July 31
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET (2.0 Hours)
 
TOPICS & OBJECTIVES   FACULTY  
Test Taking Tips
  1. Apply study and test taking tips
 
Toni Neal, RN, CRNI, CNSC, VA-BC
Senior Clinical Infusion Nurse, Cleveland Clinic Home Care Services, Independence, OH
Nutrient Deficiencies 
  1. Identify signs and symptoms of potential nutrient deficiencies 
  2. Discuss potential etiologies of nutrient deficiencies 
  3. Determine the best method for measuring nutrient status 
Peggy Hipskind, MA, RD, LD
Registered Dietitian, Center for Human Nutrition, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Malnutrition Assessment 
  1. Define the etiology approach to malnutrition assessment and the consensus derived diagnostic characteristics
  2. Describe application of the diagnostic malnutrition characteristics
Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FAND, FASPEN
Clinical Practice Specialist, ASPEN; Nutrition Support Dietitian, Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Columbus, OH
Moderator: Toni Neal, RN, CRNI, CNSC, VA-BC
CE Credit: 2 hours
UAN: JA0002345-0000-19-140-L04-P

 
Fluids and Electrolytes
Thursday, August 8
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours)
 
TOPICS & OBJECTIVES   FACULTY  
Fluids and Electrolytes
  1. Assess fluid and electrolyte needs of a patient
  2. Develop a therapeutic plan for fluid and electrolyte requirements 
  3. Prevent and manage complications of fluid and electrolyte abnormalities 
Ezra Steiger, MD, FACS, FASPEN
Nutrition Support Team, Intestinal Rehab and Transplant Program, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Moderator: TBD
CE Credit: 1.5 hours
UAN: JA0002345-0000-19-141-L04-P

 
Critical Care and Statistics
Wednesday, August 14
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours) 
 
TOPICS & OBJECTIVES   FACULTY  
Critical Care
  1. Describe the factors associated with malnutrition in critical illness 
  2. Outline key points from the 2009 Society for Critical Care Medicine/ASPEN guidelines
  3. Discuss implications of recent publications since the 2009 guidelines
     Statistics
    1. Explain the differences in various types of medical literature to form clinical recommendations 
    2. Identify statistical techniques for incorporating literature evaluation in clinical decisions
    3. Describe the difference between a p-value and confidence interval
    Beth Taylor DCN, RDN-AP, CNSC, FCCM 
    Research Scientist, Nutrition Support Specialist, Department of Research for Patient Care Services, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
     
    Moderator: TBD
    CE Credit: 1.5 hours
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-19-142-L04-P

     
    PN and Home PN
    Tuesday, August 20
    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours)
     
    TOPICS & OBJECTIVES   FACULTY  
    PN and Home PN
    1. Identify current indications for parenteral nutrition 
    2. Discuss parenteral formula design 
    3. Evaluate components of parenteral nutrition monitoring and management 
    4. Identify key safe practice issues
    Phil Ayers, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP
    Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Services, Department of Pharmacy, Baptist Health Systems, Jackson, MS
    Moderator: TBD
    CE Credit: 1.5 hours
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-19-143-L04-P

     
    EN and PN Access
    Tuesday, August 27
    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours)
     
    TOPICS & OBJECTIVES   FACULTY  
    EN and PN Access
    1. Identify key factors of enteral and parenteral access devices: choice (device and selection), complications (recognition, prevention and treatment), and care
    2. Describe timely topics on the horizon 
    Toni Neal, RN, CRNI, CNSC, VA-BC
    Senior Clinical Infusion Nurse, Cleveland Clinic Home Care Services, Independence, OH
    Moderator: TBD
    CE Credit: 1.5 hours
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-19-144-L04-P

     
    Acid Base
    Thursday, August 29
    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET (1.0 Hour)
     
    TOPICS & OBJECTIVES   FACULTY  
    Acid Base
    1. Diagnose major acid-base derangements  
    2. Recognize compensatory mechanisms for acid-base derangements  
    3. Describe the roles of buffers in acid-base balance   
    Ezra Steiger, MD, FACS, FASPEN
    Nutrition Support Team, Intestinal Rehab and Transplant Program, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
    Moderator: TBD
    CE Credit: 1 hour
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-19-145-L04-P

     
    GI Disorders & Ethics
    Thursday, September 5
    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours) 
     
    TOPICS & OBJECTIVES   FACULTY  
    GI Disorders
    1. Explain the differences in various types of medical literature to form clinical recommendations 
    2. Identify statistical techniques for incorporating literature evaluation in clinical decisions
    3. Describe the difference between a p-value and confidence interval

    Ethics

    1. Discuss ethical issues related to nutrition support
    Donald Kirby, MD, FACP, FACN, FACG, AGAF, CNSC, CPNS, FASPEN
    Director, Center for Human Nutrition; Medical Director, Intestinal Transplant; Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
    Moderator: TBD
    CE Credit: 1.5 hours
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-19-146-L04-P

     
    EN and Home EN
    Monday, September 9
    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET (1.5 Hours) 
     
    TOPICS & OBJECTIVES   FACULTY  
    EN and Home EN
    1. Identify appropriate candidates for enteral nutrition (EN) support  
    2. Create an enteral nutrition support therapy plan incorporating safe practices and evidenced based research for inpatients and outpatients
    3. Describe enteral nutrition support therapy complications, prevention, and potential treatment
    4. Summarize methods for patient education
    Lisa Epp, RDN, CNSC, LD
    Home Enteral Nutrition Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, College of Medicine and Science, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Moderator: TBD
    CE Credit: 1.5 hours
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-19-147-L04-P

     
    Pediatrics and NICU Nutrition Support
    Thursday, September 12
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET (2.0 Hours) 
     
    TOPICS & OBJECTIVES   FACULTY  
    Pediatrics
    1. List the primary components of a nutrition assessment for a pediatric patient
    2. Identify the different types of infant and pediatric formulas and their recommended uses 
    3. Define the nutrient needs of a pediatric patient receiving nutrition support
    4. Identify indications for parenteral and enteral nutrition support 
    Elizabeth Bobo, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
    Pediatric Clinical Dietitian, Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
     
     NICU Nutrition Support
    1. Identify the nutritional requirements of the neonate and indications for parenteral nutrition (PN)
    2. Discuss neonatal requirements for macronutrients and micronutrients used in neonatal PN
    3. Review key compounding challenges in neonatal PH
    4. Evaluate the role of human milk as the source of optimal enteral nutrition in the neonate 
    Mary Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS
    Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH
     
    Moderator: TBD
    CE Credit: 2 hours
    UAN: JA0002345-0000-19-148-L04-P
     

    CE Credit & Recordings:

    • CE credit cannot be claimed for missed webinars.  In order to claim CE credit, you must attend the original live webinar broadcast at the scheduled time.
    • CE Credit is calculated on a per webinar attended basis.  If you miss a webinar, you can still receive CE credit for other webinars/sessions attended.
    • Registration includes access to recordings of all sessions.  Recordings will be accessible in the eLearning Center.
    • Please note: Recordings will be provided assuming ASPEN receives permission from the speakers.  If a speaker does not grant ASPEN permission to post the recording of their individual presentation, then the recording of that presentation will not be accessible after the end of the webinar.

    Pricing Information

    Individual Registration Early-bird (by July 26) Standard (July 27 and after)
    ASPEN Member      $240.00      $260.00
    Non-Member $340.00 $360.00
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    Cancellation/Refund Policy

    All cancellation requests must be sent to the ASPEN national office by email or fax (301-587-2365) on or before the Friday before the start of the program, July 26, 2019. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Refunds will be issued less a $50.00 administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received via email or fax after July 26, 2019. Substitutions will be accepted until July 30, 2019.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    Click on the above link for answers to the most common program questions. If you are unable to participate in this multi-week webinar program, please consider some of the other study resources that won’t require you to be on the computer at a certain time. Recordings of the course will be available for purchase after the entire course has concluded.

    System Requirements

      Computer with internet connection
      • Windows or MAC OS
      • Supported Browsers: Firefox 52+, Chrome 58+, Safari 10+, Microsoft Edge 14+, Internet Explorer 11+
      • Internet Explorer 11+ requires the most recent version of the Adobe Flash plugin 
      • Javascript & Cookies enabled
      • Recommended RAM: 512MB+ 
      Mobile Support
      • Iphone 5s+ - Safari Browser - IOS 9+
      • Ipad 2+ - Safari Browser - IOS 9+
      • Android Running 4.0+ - Chrome Browser

      Accreditation Information

       

      Target Audience: This course is ideal for nutrition professionals such as dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and others seeking a comprehensive overview of core nutrition support topics. This course and all of its parts is designed at the intermediate learning level.

      Successful Completion: ASPEN provides continuing education credit to physicians, nurses, pharmacists and dietitians who attend in full each session claimed for credit, and complete the program evaluation via the ASPEN eLearning Center.

      Pharmacists, please note that ASPEN will upload earned CE credit into the CPE monitor system within the required timeframe.  Any credit not claimed by the deadline will not be entered into the CPE monitor system.  Please provide your correct NABP eprofile ID and birthday (MMDD) when completing your evaluation and claiming CE credit.  ASPEN submits only the information that is entered by the pharmacist when credit is claimed and is not responsible for following up with pharmacists to obtain any corrected information to ensure an error-free submission. Additional information about the CPE monitor is available here:  http://www.nutritioncare.org/Continuing_Education/Claim_CE_Credit/Continuing_Education_Credit/    



      Joint Accreditation B&WAccreditation Statements: Nurses, Pharmacists, and Physicians
      In support of improving patient care, The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

      ASPEN designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      This activity is for a maximum of 14.0 contact hours (1.4 CEUs). This is considered a knowledge activity.

      Pharmacy UANs will be listed with each individual week's topic upon finalization of the schedule.

      ASPEN is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Nursing, provider number CEP3970.

      Dietitians
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      ASPEN Provider Number AM005, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive a maximum of 14.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program / materials. CDR level 2 (Intermediate). Dietitians may post comments on this program on 
      www.cdrnet.org.

       



      Policies

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      Commercialism

      ASPEN subscribes to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. 

      ASPEN does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional content. ASPEN does not endorse any products.  No commercial support was received for this program.  There will be no discussion of off-label use of products. 

      Faculty and Planning Committee Members Commercial Relationship Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI)

      Provided with course materials

      Special Services

      ASPEN will accommodate attendees with disabilities or special needs who participate in the online Nutrition Support Fundamentals and Review Course.  If you require special services, please contact a member of our customer service team at [email protected] or call 800-727-4567 (US and Canada) or 301-587-6315 (international).